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Spacewhales ESEA S12 Lan Raffle!
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#1
35 Frags +

With the season 12 lan a week away I'd like to ask the TF2 community for help ensuring that The Spacewhales have a great lan experience! Before the season started I approached br0 and offered to help them with league and lan costs. Donations are a great way to help invite teams cover the costs of playing in invite and attending lan events. Players get to directly support their favorite teams and in return they get fantastic TF2 matches, quality streams, and casting. I couldn't commit to covering the full costs, but paid league fees and promised to match any donations from the community. It helps your donations go further and leaves money for other teams who might need it.

With a little more than a week to go we're short of our goal. I'm not sure who at ESEA thought that it would be a good idea to schedule the lan right around Thanksgiving, but ticket prices are higher than we had hoped. As of now I will be covering the extra expenses to make sure that all 6 players can attend. I'd like to purchase YZ50's ticket by this weekend and would like to raise $200-$400 by next week.

I'm holding a raffle for a gaming PC that I built a while back.

I'll help the winner choose the best case for them and set it up to their liking by default I'll include a Fractal case. Whether you want silent noctua fans in a small portable case or a behemoth with amazing cooling I have it!

Raffle Details:

All donations should be made to the Spacewhales chipin!

http://thespacewhales.chipin.com/spacewhales-s12-esea-lan

$5 = 1 Ticket
$20 = 5 Tickets
$50 = 15 Tickets

The draw will be done during the ESEA Finals. All proceeds will go to teams attending the ESEA lan. If we manage to cover our expenses then any extra will be distributed to the players from all teams for food expenses. It might be nothing, or it might be a pizza per team, either way it will be appreciated!

Shipping will have to be discussed when the winner is announced. I don't want to discourage players from other countries from participating, but shipping a PC overseas can be expensive. I'll offer the option to ship the parts without a case.

Specs:

i7 920 3.8 GHz @ 1.2v
EVGA X58 Micro SLI Motherboard
6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866
Crucial M4 128GB
WD Green 2TB HDD
ATI Radeon 5870
Asus Xonar D2X
Seasonic M12D 850W PSU
Blu Ray Drive (Will check on the model)
Noctua NH-U9B Heatsink
Selection of cases, fans, and other accessories.

The ATI 5870 was fantastic when it was released. I ran three of them for a while and when I upgraded I gave one to my brother since his PC was running hot with the old setup. It's still a solid card for most gamers. I'd also note that the card has been running without any issues and is from XFX so you will be able to contact them if you have any warranty issues.

The CPU has been running in Blindtalents PC since 2009. It's a D0 stepping which was an improvement over the earlier steppings. I've had it running at 3.8 GHz on 1.2v and haven't touched the bios since. It was installed in an mATX case with a smaller heatsink so I never tried pushing it past 4 GHz. It has no problem running games and has hyperthreading which makes it great for people who like to stream.

EVGA's X58 motherboards were arguably the best, I sold an Asus X58 board that gave me constant problems when the EVGA X58 Micro was released. It can handle an SLI or Crossfire setup, has triple channel memory and has excellent connectivity.

Crucial M4 is a recent upgrade because HDD's suck.

The Seasonic PSU is modular and was probably the best PSU available in 2009. 850W is plenty to add a second card and it's pretty much silent.

Asus D2X was their best sound card available at the time. Much better than the alternatives from creative.

6GB of DDR3 is passable, you could easily upgrade this to 12 GB for under $60 and get faster RAM.

3 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094

Blu Ray drive is rarely used.

With the season 12 lan a week away I'd like to ask the TF2 community for help ensuring that The Spacewhales have a great lan experience! Before the season started I approached br0 and offered to help them with league and lan costs. Donations are a great way to help invite teams cover the costs of playing in invite and attending lan events. Players get to directly support their favorite teams and in return they get fantastic TF2 matches, quality streams, and casting. I couldn't commit to covering the full costs, but paid league fees and promised to match any donations from the community. It helps your donations go further and leaves money for other teams who might need it.

With a little more than a week to go we're short of our goal. I'm not sure who at ESEA thought that it would be a good idea to schedule the lan right around Thanksgiving, but ticket prices are higher than we had hoped. As of now I will be covering the extra expenses to make sure that all 6 players can attend. I'd like to purchase YZ50's ticket by this weekend and would like to raise $200-$400 by next week.

I'm holding a raffle for a gaming PC that I built a while back.

I'll help the winner choose the best case for them and set it up to their liking by default I'll include a Fractal case. Whether you want silent noctua fans in a small portable case or a behemoth with amazing cooling I have it!

[b]Raffle Details:[/b]

All donations should be made to the Spacewhales chipin!

http://thespacewhales.chipin.com/spacewhales-s12-esea-lan

$5 = 1 Ticket
$20 = 5 Tickets
$50 = 15 Tickets

The draw will be done during the ESEA Finals. All proceeds will go to teams attending the ESEA lan. If we manage to cover our expenses then any extra will be distributed to the players from all teams for food expenses. It might be nothing, or it might be a pizza per team, either way it will be appreciated!

Shipping will have to be discussed when the winner is announced. I don't want to discourage players from other countries from participating, but shipping a PC overseas can be expensive. I'll offer the option to ship the parts without a case.

Specs:

i7 920 3.8 GHz @ 1.2v
EVGA X58 Micro SLI Motherboard
6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866
Crucial M4 128GB
WD Green 2TB HDD
ATI Radeon 5870
Asus Xonar D2X
Seasonic M12D 850W PSU
Blu Ray Drive (Will check on the model)
Noctua NH-U9B Heatsink
Selection of cases, fans, and other accessories.

The ATI 5870 was fantastic when it was released. I ran three of them for a while and when I upgraded I gave one to my brother since his PC was running hot with the old setup. It's still a solid card for most gamers. I'd also note that the card has been running without any issues and is from XFX so you will be able to contact them if you have any warranty issues.

The CPU has been running in Blindtalents PC since 2009. It's a D0 stepping which was an improvement over the earlier steppings. I've had it running at 3.8 GHz on 1.2v and haven't touched the bios since. It was installed in an mATX case with a smaller heatsink so I never tried pushing it past 4 GHz. It has no problem running games and has hyperthreading which makes it great for people who like to stream.

EVGA's X58 motherboards were arguably the best, I sold an Asus X58 board that gave me constant problems when the EVGA X58 Micro was released. It can handle an SLI or Crossfire setup, has triple channel memory and has excellent connectivity.

Crucial M4 is a recent upgrade because HDD's suck.

The Seasonic PSU is modular and was probably the best PSU available in 2009. 850W is plenty to add a second card and it's pretty much silent.

Asus D2X was their best sound card available at the time. Much better than the alternatives from creative.

6GB of DDR3 is passable, you could easily upgrade this to 12 GB for under $60 and get faster RAM.

3 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094

Blu Ray drive is rarely used.
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#2
6 Frags +

I'll look to add some other prizes as well so check back later.

Note: If you've already donated you are automatically entered in the raffle!

I'll look to add some other prizes as well so check back later.

[b]Note: If you've already donated you are automatically entered in the raffle![/b]
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#3
2 Frags +

Sick, way to go Zakirll!

Sick, way to go Zakirll!
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#4
1 Frags +

Awesome stuff, Zak. Keep it up!

Awesome stuff, Zak. Keep it up!
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#5
5 Frags +

Gonna donate $20, if I win this I'll sell my current computer and give the money to whichever team needs it.

Gonna donate $20, if I win this I'll sell my current computer and give the money to whichever team needs it.
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#6
1 Frags +
LunacideGonna donate $20, if I win this I'll sell my current computer and give the money to whichever team needs it.

I sent you a friend request.

[quote=Lunacide]Gonna donate $20, if I win this I'll sell my current computer and give the money to whichever team needs it.[/quote]

I sent you a friend request.
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#7
2 Frags +

I have never been more tempted to throw money into something, but I don't even have a job.
This is an amazing thing that you're doing, man.

I have never been more tempted to throw money into something, but I don't even have a job.
This is an amazing thing that you're doing, man.
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#8
5 Frags +

Zak is literally one of the coolest guys I know.

Zak is literally one of the coolest guys I know.
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#9
Tip of the Hats
2 Frags +

I can confirm that the i7-920 is good for people looking to get into streaming. I have a 920 @ 3.75 GHz and it works pretty darn well for it.

I can confirm that the i7-920 is good for people looking to get into streaming. I have a 920 @ 3.75 GHz and it works pretty darn well for it.
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#10
2 Frags +

Donating 20 bucks, I have a couple unusuals I could sell to help also. =)

Are you gonna announce who won on here too? It would be nice just in case the winner isn't available to watch the stream.

Donating 20 bucks, I have a couple unusuals I could sell to help also. =)

Are you gonna announce who won on here too? It would be nice just in case the winner isn't available to watch the stream.
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#11
9 Frags +

$200 COMING IN HOT!

$200 COMING IN HOT!
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#12
2 Frags +
GGFDonating 20 bucks, I have a couple unusuals I could sell to help also. =)

Are you gonna announce who won on here too? It would be nice just in case the winner isn't available to watch the stream.

For sure! I'll also email the person and contact them on steam.

[quote=GGF]Donating 20 bucks, I have a couple unusuals I could sell to help also. =)

Are you gonna announce who won on here too? It would be nice just in case the winner isn't available to watch the stream.[/quote]

For sure! I'll also email the person and contact them on steam.
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#13
3 Frags +

I'm in the process of getting that $100 for blaze streaming, hopefully I'll get everything sorted out before its too late

I'm in the process of getting that $100 for blaze streaming, hopefully I'll get everything sorted out before its too late
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#14
3 Frags +

this is incredible, i love the tf2 community

this is incredible, i love the tf2 community
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#15
5 Frags +

I AM KALKIN

I AM KALKIN
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#16
1 Frags +

I had Diablo 3 money in my paypal, may my $5 be the one that wins. Pretty sure with this raffle they will make it. Doing great work.

I had Diablo 3 money in my paypal, may my $5 be the one that wins. Pretty sure with this raffle they will make it. Doing great work.
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#17
6 Frags +

Huge props to the TF2 community for helping us out!

To repay you all Santa will be bringing you a surprise present!

Huge props to the TF2 community for helping us out!

To repay you all Santa will be bringing you a surprise present!
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#18
1 Frags +

Thanks for setting this up Zak I will definitely be buying a few tickets :3

Thanks for setting this up Zak I will definitely be buying a few tickets :3
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#19
eXtelevision
-8 Frags +

Zak's the best.

Zak's the best.
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#20
2 Frags +

Gave $50 since it's Zakrill

Edit, 30 bucks more and you got it :)

Gave $50 since it's Zakrill

Edit, 30 bucks more and you got it :)
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#21
1 Frags +
FzeroGave $50 since it's Zakrill

Edit, 30 bucks more and you got it :)

I think the total cost for flights was around $2700.

If people still want to get in to the raffle just know that all the money is going to the players.

[quote=Fzero]Gave $50 since it's Zakrill

Edit, 30 bucks more and you got it :)[/quote]

I think the total cost for flights was around $2700.

If people still want to get in to the raffle just know that all the money is going to the players.
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#22
1 Frags +
ZakirllI think the total cost for flights was around $2700.

lol wtf? ours were more than $1000 less than that.

[quote=Zakirll]I think the total cost for flights was around $2700. [/quote]
lol wtf? ours were more than $1000 less than that.
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#23
1 Frags +
harbleuZakirllI think the total cost for flights was around $2700. lol wtf? ours were more than $1000 less than that.

Yeah, I made sure we were checking from the day they announced the dates just to make sure. I checked so many sites and Blaze and YZ were just retarded expensive. Blaze is like sending 2.5 people! He covered a good part of that himself or through another sponsor, not entirely sure.

[quote=harbleu][quote=Zakirll]I think the total cost for flights was around $2700. [/quote]
lol wtf? ours were more than $1000 less than that.[/quote]

Yeah, I made sure we were checking from the day they announced the dates just to make sure. I checked so many sites and Blaze and YZ were just retarded expensive. Blaze is like sending 2.5 people! He covered a good part of that himself or through another sponsor, not entirely sure.
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#24
1 Frags +

yeah my ticket price was doubled this time around, i guess cuz of thanksgiving being so close.

yeah my ticket price was doubled this time around, i guess cuz of thanksgiving being so close.
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#25
1 Frags +

Put the last $25 to make it $1000 and to finish the goal

Put the last $25 to make it $1000 and to finish the goal
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#26
3 Frags +

Gratz guys! Sadly, I will not c u @ lan. But I'll be casting late Saturday / Sunday, so you better make it to finals.

Gratz guys! Sadly, I will not c u @ lan. But I'll be casting late Saturday / Sunday, so you better make it to finals.
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#27
1 Frags +

BUMP!

BUMP!
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#28
2 Frags +

Zakirll may be the most incredible person ever... slight mancrush

Zakirll may be the most incredible person ever... slight mancrush
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#29
0 Frags +

Contributed 5$. The goal was met, but every little bit counts!

Contributed 5$. The goal was met, but every little bit counts!
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#30
0 Frags +

Take my Abraham Lincoln (bill).

Take my Abraham Lincoln (bill).
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